World War destruction and years of communist rule have done much to damage Poland’s heritage. Yet amazingly the ancient royal city of Krakow survives and with its medieval market square and Grand Cloth Hall, the city rivals the beauty of Prague and Vienna. School trips to Krakow for history students visiting the Jewish quarter where Schindler’s List was filmed and Auschwitz-Birkenau, bring home the realities of Nazi occupation. Warsaw in contrast has little architecture that pre-dates 1945 but the reconstructed old town has a lively ambience. The uprising and the Nazi’s systematic annihilation of the city are well documented in the city's museums. School trips to Krakow and Warsaw are great destinations for an educational tour for any history class.
Why not also take a look at our school trips to Berlin or attend the Your Future In Europe conference in Paris and see what we can offer you.
Chopin Museum (Warsaw)
Over four thousand Chopin artefacts including piles of letters, exercise books, his gold watch and the last piano he ever played. Opened in 1953, the museum is also home to an award that a 14 year old Chopin received for good behaviour at school.
Day trip to Zakopane (Krakow)
Zakopane is located about 100km south of Krakow, close to the Slovak border and on the edge of the Tatra Mountains National Park. It gradually evolved from a little village to the region's health-resort and ultimately a reasonable-sized town, named the winter capital of Poland.
Folklore Evening (Krakow)
A folklore performance in Krakow with singing, dancing and folk music can be organised for the group in a restaurant in the Old Town.
Kampinos National Park (Warsaw)
On the edge of Warsaw’s suburbs is the Kampinos National Park a large woodland area that co-exists with its urban neighbour. As a protected park the area is rich in wildlife and is carefully controlled to preserve its beauty. There are walks and trails throughout the park. In 1939 it became the Nazi's first execution site.
Krakow Ghost Tour
Krakow is a city which has witnessed centuries of very scary, bloody and brutal history. Uncover the story during a shivering evening walk to Krakow's abandoned attractions by taking part in a real ghost tour. You can be the first one to hear forgotten stories of brave freedom fighters who paid the highest price to abolish communism, mysterious tales of medieval customs which were supposed to open the gates of heaven and as well as pagan myths and beliefs.
English tour: every day, on request at 7:15 p.m.
Krakow School Visit
A school visit will give students a chance to meet their Polish counterparts, who are usually delighted to have a chance to practice their English. Usually the visit includes particiaption in a lesson of English followed by talks with local students.
Ojcow National Park (Krakow)
The Ojcow National Park is one of the country’s smallest and most memorable protected regions. With an attractive and varied landscape of scenic river valley, twisted rock formations, and peaceful forests it is an ideal place for a day trip from Krakow.
Viewing Terrace of Palace of Culture & Science
Dominating the city skyline, the fearsome Palace of Culture is the defining icon of the city. The building towers at just over 231 metres in height - making it the tallest and largest structure in Poland.
Water Parks and IMAX Theatre (Krakow)
There is a water park and IMAX theatre in Krakow that can be booked for your group.